Blog - Employment Law

Who is Excluded from the Employment Standards Act?

Employment Law | January 21, 2021

The Employment Standards Act was designed to protect employees and employers throughout British Columbia by outlining the required standards for wages and working conditions; however, there are several occupations and...

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How Much Notice Does an Employee Need to Give When Resigning?

Employment Law | December 22, 2020

The term “two weeks’ notice” is an incredibly common one within employment scenarios. It denotes the customary minimum amount of time that is expected to give to an employer when...

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What Counts as an Employment Contract?

Employment Law | December 22, 2020

Whether you are an employee or an employer, it is important to know what counts as an employment contract in BC to ensure that you are aware of your legal...

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What Kind of Maternity or Parental Leave am I Entitled to in BC?

Employment Law | December 17, 2020

Canadian law dictates that new parents are legally entitled to a certain amount of time off. In British Columbia, the Employment Standards Act ensures that most workers are entitled to...

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Are Employers Allowed to Change Their Employees’ Responsibilities?

Employment Law | December 17, 2020

Whether you are an employer hoping to have a member of your staff cover some new responsibilities or an employee being asked to change your duties, it is important to...

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Am I Legally Required to Work Overtime if Asked?

Employment Law | December 3, 2020

Working overtime is often a great opportunity to bolster one’s income, but it can also be a major inconvenience. While some employers do not offer overtime, for others it can...

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The Different Types of Job-Protected Leaves

Employment Law | December 3, 2020

Most workers in British Columbia are able to take a variety of different types of job-protected leaves of absence from their positions without fearing for their job security. While some...

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What is Meant by Wrongful Dismissal?

Employment Law | October 15, 2020

If you have just been let go from your job and you feel like your termination was not merited, it is important to know what is meant by wrongful dismissal....

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What are My Rights as an Employee?

Employment Law | October 15, 2020

It is important for anyone in British Columbia to be aware of their fundamental rights as an employee to ensure that they are not taken advantage of. There are numerous...

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How to Deal with an Unsafe Workplace

Employment Law | October 8, 2020

Under the scrutiny of WorkSafeBC, all British Columbia employees are entitled to work in a safe workplace. There are many standards that have been set in place to ensure that...

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